Welcome to My Solar
This site is dedicated to encouraging the
use of solar power technology by promoting quality products and
providing reliable information. The products here are widely
varying and range from things useful to a camping enthusiast, all
the way to those who wish to live off of the grid. (Whole
home setups can even allow individuals to sell power back to the
utility companies!) The info presented has been gleaned
from countless hours of Internet toil & personal eyestrain.
Hopefully there is something here for everyone...
Over the last several years great improvements
have been made in the areas of solar energy collection & storage.
New technologies are being researched and developed everyday.
For example, New Energy Technologies, Inc holds fourteen patents
concerning their see through, spray on, energy producing window
treatments. One can only imagine the potential benefit of
coating entire office buildings with such material. Another
unique product with incredible potential is solar shingles.
These can closely resemble normal shingles and produce free energy
for homeowners. These types of products are known as building
integrated photovoltaic's (BIPV) and are less aesthetically
obtrusive than traditional, large solar panels.
Right now, most large scale systems do require a
fairly hefty initial investment. Although the money would be
recouped over the long term, many people are reluctant to invest
such large sums on something that is essentially in its
technological infancy. In an attempt to encourage the
expenditures, the Federal Government has established
programs, rebates & tax credits to reward those who purchase green cars & build or upgrade
home energy systems / components. Many
state and local governments have
also followed suit. (In addition, you'll want to check for
Energy Star special offers from the EPA if you intend to buy
appliances ranging from computers to water heaters.) The more people that purchase related
items, the more costs will progressively decrease.
The popularity of solar powered products will
only continue to grow in the future. The market will be
driven by increasing utility costs, the desire of the general public to be
prepared in the event of emergency like a natural disaster and the
impact that traditional power consumption continues to place on our
environment. Those points and the better, cheaper solutions
becoming available create an exciting time for the industry and
Download the free .pdf from the US Department
of Energy about Residential
Solar Power to learn the basics.
Whether you have visited this website to
research a major DIY solar project or are just looking for the newest
solar powered gadget, I'm sure you will find some useful information
Please feel free to use the
should you have any questions, suggestions, or wish to have a
Thank you for visiting
& remember... Amps x Volts = Watts!